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Logan Paul under fire after featuring underage girl in Flat Earth mockumentary

Published: 27/Mar/2019 20:53 Updated: 27/Mar/2019 20:57

by Virginia Glaze

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Controversial YouTuber Logan Paul unveiled his anticipated Flat Earth ‘documentary’ on March 20. Now, he is under fire for the video – but not for duping his audience.

Flat Earth International Conference organizer Robbie Davidson called out Paul in a Tweet on March 26, where he claimed that the YouTuber featured a 14-year-old girl in the video without her parents’ consent.

“Looks like Logan Paul is surprised!” Robbie wrote in a reply to one of Paul’s posts. “Why? He put a 14 year old girl in his movie without her parents consent. …Parents’ lawsuits aren’t pretty!”

While it’s unclear which individual Davidson is referring to, Paul interviewed a series of elementary-school aged children about the Flat Earth theory for his ‘mockumentary,’ as well as a slew of Flat Earthers at the Conference – although the childrens’ lines were likely scripted, unlike those of their adult counterparts.

While Paul has yet to address the claims, Davidson likewise announced an upcoming feature on ABC’s ‘Nightline’ discussing the YouTuber’s video at the Conference, claiming that Paul “exploited children” for his video.

“Explain to me how Logan Paul can get away with exploiting children without proper legal consent for a prank?” Davidson wrote in a Facebook post. “What is YouTube doing about this?”

Davidson likewise spoke out in a video about the issue prior to his latest callout, where he said that he’d been “punked” into consenting to Paul’s film.

Despite Davidson’s claims that the underage girl required parental consent to appear in Paul’s ‘mockumentary,’ critics have since presented evidence to the contrary, noting that Colorado (where the Conference took place) is a single-party consent state in terms of film recording.

According to Colorado criminal defense specialist H. Michael Steinberg, consent must be granted by “at least one party” in terms of recording or evesdropping on phone calls – so it looks like Paul’s film checks out, for now.

Colorado is a single-party consent state, meaning that consent is required only by one member of a party in terms of recording phone conversations, etc.
https://www.hmichaelsteinberg.com/secretly-taping-recording-conversations-in-colorado.htm

Paul himself claimed to be “going undercover” for the film to become “one with the Flat Earthers;” however, instead of a legitimate documentary on the community, Paul’s video played out more like a comedy sketch, duping those who anticipated his first debut into the field.

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Jake Paul challenges Conor McGregor, Logan Paul & more after boxing win

Published: 29/Nov/2020 14:38

by Daniel Cleary

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Jake Paul has already set his sights on new boxing opponents such as Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis and even his brother Logan Paul, after his impressive second round K.O. victory over former NBA star Nate Robinson.

Following the highly anticipated Tyson vs Jones Jr boxing card on November 28, YouTube star Jake Paul came away from the night as one of the biggest winners after his win over Nate Robinson went viral.

The Calabasas-based content creator put on a strong performance in the co-main event with a knockout in the second round, moving to a 2-0 record as a professional boxer, and immediately began issuing challenges for his next bout.

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Conor McGregor was one of the fighters Jake Paul challenged to a boxing fight.

During the post-fight interview, Jake Paul revealed that he would soon be looking to take a step up in competition after his time off, even challenging some of the biggest MMA stars in the world.

He explained that he would be interested in taking on Conor McGregor, a two-division UFC champion, as well as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu star and undefeated Bellator fighter, Dillon Danis, who he has had an ongoing feud with.

“I’m taking this seriously,” Paul explained, predicting KO victories over both athletes, “There’s a long list of opponents that I want. Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis, I’m going to knock them both out.”

While many viewers claimed it could be too soon for Jake to take on life-long fighters, he also shared a list of other content creators he’d like to meet in the ring, including his brother Logan Paul and YouTube rival KSI.

“There’s my brother, there’s KSI on the line, Austin McBroom.” he admitted, “I want to be in this sport a long time. I’m in love with it, so why not.”

KSI was quick to respond to the challenge, claiming that he was not impressed with Jake’s performance on the night, even though he had earned multiple knockdowns during the bout.

Whether he will get to fight any of these stars in the coming months remains unclear, but he has certainly generated a lot of hype around his name following his impressive win.